Ward Cove Sea Cycle Wildlife Tour
Sale Price: $149.00
Discover Ward Cove in a Sea Cycle
Sea cycling is a comfortable, hands free, fun adventure for all ages.
On this tour, you will be picked up from downtown Ketchikan, where the cruise ships arrive, to the float house facility in Ward Cove. It is about a 15-minute drive to Ward Cove. Upon arrival to the float house, you will gear up, in a group of no more than 12 guests, and you will be given a tutorial on how the sea cycles work. Life jackets and bottled water will be provided on the tour. There will be two adults per sea cycle on this Ketchikan cruise excursion. Children big enough to pedal may also pedal, or they can ride on a backseat.
This is a guided tour. Once everyone is on their sea cycles you will begin pedaling to a serene wildlife estuary. On this excursion, it is common to see seals, ducks and their ducklings, eagles, starfish, and during salmon runs, you may occasionally see bears.
Setting out with your local, expert guide, you will be in the middle of nature in no time. As you pedal along, your guide will share their love and knowledge of Alaska, including the tremendous history of Alaska's vital industries, culture, lifestyles, and abundant wildlife along its rich coastline.
You will then return to the float house where we will satisfy your appetite with a wonderful Alaskan-style snack which may include smoked salmon dip, cheese, crackers, fruit, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea. The total time on the Sea Cycle is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Guests will then be brought back downtown to the cruise ship docks.
Reviewer: Donna Wendorff
This was by far the highlight of our Alaska vacation, and the best excursion ever. The cycles were fun and our guide was so accommodating and taught us a lot. We were entertained by eagles swooping for the salmon running through our waters in a cove, and seals popping their heads up. Even saw jellyfish and starfish which were a surprise to us in the colder waters. At the end we were invited to try different jellies that she had made from the fireweed and local pines, as well as a homemade salmon spread. Well worth the money for sure.
Reviewer: Francis Dolley
'Cycling' in the sea may not be everyone's idea of fun, but if you are in any way adventurous, enjoy fresh air, like to connect with nature and would love to interreact with some seriously nice people, then spend a few hours doing this. This is a very slick and safe family operation and the home made food and hot chocolate at the end was just perfect. Then we watched in awe as the majestic eagles continually swooped down to take fish from the water right in front of our eyes. Breathtakingly beautiful. This was definitely money well spent and is highly recommended!
Reviewer: Young Karen
We booked this first of all because this is a local family. This is an easy task and actually relaxing. Vicki gives lot of information on th area and we saw eagles, seals, and nature. The snacks that we were served were made by Vickie and were from what we had just seen. The spruce tip jelly was wonderful. Very nice family and wonderful excursion.
Reviewer: Jackie Posluszny
We enjoyed the eagles and wildlife and the fun of biking in the cove! The owners are wonderful people!
Reviewer: Alyson Goermar
We truly enjoyed the sea cycle tour given by the owner who has lived in the area most of her life. She runs the business with a friend and both of their kids. The sea cycle was very easy to operate and stable (we had no concerns about flipping over). The tour to the cove was fantastic-we saw over 20 harbor seals just crusing around and popping their heads up. Our tour guide pointed out an eagle's nest with an eaglet in it spreading his wings. We saw sever full grown eagles as well. We were cycling for about and hour and we went to 3 different locations. At the end of the tour they served us snacks that they harvested themselves: two kinds of jellies, kelp pickles (delicious!!), and salmon spread. In the small harbor, we saw 2 eagles swoop in within 10 feet of us and snatch up some herring - great video opportunity! We experienced Alaska up close, saw wildlife, and got some very doable exercise. We highly recommend this tour if you want to learn about and see Alaska up close!